Richard Lee Hunter, 91, of Moundsville, WV, passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at West Virginia University Medical Center, Morgantown.
He was born May 9, 1927, in New Martinsville, WV, son of the late Mable and Clyde Hunter.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Ruth Varrago; three brothers, Robert, Carl and Charles Hunter; and a grandson, Jeremy Richard Hunter.
Richard was a WWII Navy Combat Veteran. Serving on the attack Transport, USS General William Mitchell and convoy escort USS Mob Jack, in the South Pacific Theatre of Operation.
After serving his country he returned home and attended Welding School in Chicago, IL.
He was employed by Allied South Plant (Solvay/Hanlin Chemical) as a welder. On his retirement, he was honored with a plaque of 34 years of perfect attendance. He was also a lifetime member of Earl Francis Post #3, American Legion and VFW 437 and the Moundsville Eagles.
He was an avid outdoorsman, he loved squirrel hunting and trout fishing. He loved his Mountaineers and American Legion baseball.
Surviving are his wife of 69 years, Josephine (Alonso) Hunter; daughter, Terri Hunter of Canal Winchester, OH; son William (Marlene) Hunter of Glen Dale, WV; Three grandchildren, Nick (Aliesha) Hunter of Huntersville, NC, Jake Hunter of Charlotte, NC and Angela Jo Hunter of Morgantown, WV; three great-grandsons, Nolan and Chase Hunter and Myles Hall; several nieces and nephews and two brothers, Paul (Joyce) Hunter of Alabama and David Hunter of Ohio.
Upon Richard’s request, there will be no visitation. A graveside service with military rites will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations may be made to the Jacob M. Wilson Technology/ Trade Scholarship c/o BB&T Bank, 414 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, WV.
Arrangements were entrusted to CARE Funeral & Cremation Service, 1500 Second Street, Moundsville, WV.